Date by which application must be postmarked:
Application Deadline Now Closed
The Governor's Statewide Youth Council consists of 28 young people ages 14-20 representing the 14 counties of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Members serve for two years. Applications to the Council will be reviewed by a working group consisting of Governor's Office staff, Youth Council members, and adult supporters.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services, in coordination with the Governor's Office of Community Affairs, will oversee council meetings and activities. In addition to bi-monthly meetings, youth council members are expected to meet on a regular basis. Meetings may last up to 6 hours and may be photographed, videotaped or recorded. There will be a few full day meetings.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
To Apply, You Will Have to Submit:
1. A data form with short answers
2. A recommendation form (to be completed by a non-family member adult, e.g. teacher, mentor, program leader, coach, or employer)
3. An adult sponsor form (if you do not have an adult sponsor we will help you identify one)
4. A parent/guardian consent form
Download the Youth Council Application:
Send the Completed Application Via Regular Mail to:
Office of Community Affairs
State House, Room 280
Boston, MA 02133